Student Academic Standards for the Glendale-River Hills School District
The Glendale-River Hills School District is committed to using benchmarked and rigorous standards that set high expectations for student performance and prepare students in the District for success in college and career development.
As such, for math and English language arts the School Board is committed to supporting the Common Core State Standards (http://www.corestandards.org/read-the-standards/), which establish clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in math and English language arts from kindergarten through 12th grade. For all other subjects the School Board is committed to supporting the Wisconsin Academic Standards (http://dpi.wi.gov/standards), though we are in the process of aligning our science instruction with the Next Generation Science Standards (http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards).
The School Board realizes the importance of community values and positioning students competitively for the global employment market. The Board supports standards in various areas with the goal of setting high expectations that leverage students for success beyond high school.
In setting standards for students in the Glendale-River Hills School District, the Board looks for the following characteristics:
Clarity in purpose and measurable outcomes at each grade level
Collaborative teacher design of expected outcomes and delivery of skills and content
Focus on college, community and workforce preparation
Benchmarking with other schools across the country
Flexible and accessible learning so that all students can reach rigorous expectations